It was a night of celebration and high emotion as Armagh I recognised some of the county’s most remarkable individuals.
The Armagh I People of the Year Awards culminated in an out of this world event at the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium on Thursday evening.
The event, hosted by the brilliant Rebecca McKinney, saw 11 winners collect awards; but the stories from all those nominated resonated with the audience, who packed out the venue.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who got involved, from our event sponsors; all the staff at Armagh Observatory and Planetarium; our host, Rebecca McKinney; our musicians, Martin Rafferty and Conor Cunningham; our caterers Glaze and Roll; our photographer Vincent Loughran; David Capper; Elaine Lappin; and of course all our nominees and winners.
The winners in full were:
Good Neighbour Award (sponsored by Killeen Hardware)
Sue Bloomer and Joanne Hale
Inspirational Young Person (sponsored by Morgan McLernon)
Sports Person of the Year (sponsored by McShane Packaging)
Carer of the Year (sponsored by Sealmax Roofing)
Community Impact Award (sponsored by Aonach Mhacha)
Maria O’Grady and Fidelma Fearon
Agri Champion (sponsored by Redrock Machinery)
Inspirational Educator of the Year (Sally McNally’s)
Tourism & Hospitality Champion (J.D Hunter and Co.)
Overcoming Adversity Award (Traynors)
Emergency Services Hero of the Year (sponsored by The Mortgage Shop, Portadown)
Dr. Michael Burney
Special Recognition, Lifetime Achievement Award (sponsored by Sean Cavanagh and Co.)